NY: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1920. Illustrated With Photographs By The Author. First Edition, first printing. Signed presentation from Roosevelt (also on behalf of his wife) on the front endpaper: "Helen and Francis Gray from Belle & Kermit Roosevelt. December 1920." There is also an "autographed edition" of this title which have paper plates signed by Roosevelt tipped-in. Kermit Roosevelt [1889-1943] was an American businessman, soldier, explorer, and writer. The son of President Theodore Roosevelt, Kermit was a graduate of Harvard College, served in both World Wars and explored two continents with his father. He fought a lifelong battle with depression and committed suicide while serving in the U.S. Army in Alaska during World War II, although this information was not made public until years later. “The Happy Hunting Grounds” is a collection of hunting stories, some of which recount the expeditions Kermit took with his father. Kermit and his father both went on an African safari in 1909, and in 1914 explored the Amazon River. In 1914, Kermit married Belle Wyatt Willard [1892-1968]), daughter of the U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Small 8vo., pictorial brown cloth, stamped in stamped in white & orange; 182 pages. Item #56873
Very Good (covers nice but with little bumping; contents clean & tight).